65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases. Taxing these people wouldn’t just be unfair, it would be immoral. Mississippi is the fattest state in the United States. Down there, 3 in 4 people are overweight or obese. How about the people with certain illnesses or people that are immobile? Would you tax them? How about people that are overweight, but because they work out more than others? Fat Taxes is a loose topic because people don’t know what to think.
So what are fat taxes anyway? Fat taxes are when the government decides it wants to tax fat people because of healthcare issues. But there is no reason for this. As you may know, heavier people tend to eat a lot. And most people, at least most people I know, pay for their food. So when you buy food, you pay sales tax, and seeing as overweight people buy more food, they pay more sales tax. They also keep supermarkets in business. So in my opinion, we deserve tax cuts, not raises.
There are many fat people that are widely recognized, that you probably wouldn’t want to tax. Elvis Presley, as many people don’t know, was obese towards the end of his career. Some people say he was one of the best singers ever, do you think he would’ve had the money to keep singing with extra taxes to deal with? How about Santa Claus? If we taxed him, that means less presents for us, and he could possibly go out of business. And Finally, Benjamin Franklin. If he was taxed, we may not have some things today, such as bifocals, or the lightning rod.
If you still want to tax fat people for being fat, that’s fine. But if you will do that, why not tax people for exercising more often? They get injured often, right? Why not tax people for lifting weights, or climbing ladders? More people get injured every year than fat people die of related illnesses. So when the day comes, I want you all to vote “no” on fat taxes.